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Any way to disable soft key lights on One S?

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22nd April 2012, 03:38 PM   |  #1  
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I have moved to the HTC One S from the Galaxy S2. One of the most annoying things of the S2 was the soft key lights when using the phone in the dark. I solved this by using the "Screen Filter" app from the Market. I have also seen that Samsung has put the option to disable the light on those buttons in the Settings menu.

Now, on the HTC One S, the problem is back. Screen Filter does not kill the light on the buttons (it says that this won't work on all phones...) and I can not find a setting to do this.

Is there a way to kill the lights on those buttons?
24th April 2012, 06:53 PM   |  #2  
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Am I the only one that finds this annoying? I find the phone impossible to use while in bed or in a dark lit environment...
24th April 2012, 07:40 PM   |  #3  
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Am I the only one that finds this annoying? I find the phone impossible to use while in bed or in a dark lit environment...

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24th April 2012, 07:46 PM   |  #4  
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I'll be getting the ONE S tomorrow, but on my SGSII you can go into settings > display > touch key light duration. I'm not sure if the one s has it but hopefully that helps.
24th April 2012, 08:08 PM   |  #5  
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I know about the S2, I have one myself. I am not sure if this is a "samsung feature" or a stock ICS feature. If it is an ICS feature, then it should be possible to dim or turn off those lights on the ONE S also in one way or another? The best solution would be to switch them off permanently.

I have no use for those lights since I know where the three buttons are.

And the fact that they light up, full blast, and stay lit, when I watch movies via Mirage (Air Video client) in bed is just annoying at best.
22nd May 2012, 09:58 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by jadajada

I know about the S2, I have one myself. I am not sure if this is a "samsung feature" or a stock ICS feature. If it is an ICS feature, then it should be possible to dim or turn off those lights on the ONE S also in one way or another? The best solution would be to switch them off permanently.

I have no use for those lights since I know where the three buttons are.

And the fact that they light up, full blast, and stay lit, when I watch movies via Mirage (Air Video client) in bed is just annoying at best.

Did anyone ever find a solution to this problem. I use my phone as an alarm clock, and now leave the display turned off as those pesky little lights on the buttons blaze away all night
23rd May 2012, 07:36 AM   |  #7  
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What alarm clock do you use that the lights stay on? That doesnt make any sense. I use my phone as an alarm. Screen shuts off as normal and when the alert comes in it turns on like normal.

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What alarm clock do you use that the lights stay on? That doesnt make any sense. I use my phone as an alarm. Screen shuts off as normal and when the alert comes in it turns on like normal.

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Sorry, I'm maybe not explained it clearly. I use Gentle Alarm that has a night time display of the time. My old phone the button back lights (4) used to turn off. With the HOS they stay on and there seems to be no option to turn them off. There is only 3 of them of now on the HOS but they are quite bright. If the light is bright enough they turn off during the day but at night they blaze away regardless. I currently just turn the screen off and Gentle Alarm still works of course but with no time display. Not a big issue as only useful if you happen to wake in the night and wonder what time it was. I only ask because I wonder if I've missed an option somewhere. Screen Filter has the option to turn them off but does not work with the HOS.
24th May 2012, 07:17 AM   |  #9  
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I understand now. I didn't know people leave their displays on for alarm clock use. As far as I know there is no way to completely disable the capacitive buttons. Sorry bud.

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24th May 2012, 07:34 AM   |  #10  
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You can turn off the button lights in LeeDroid's ROM. It's in the tweaks settings.

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